A Step-By-Step Guide to Getting Your Medical Card in Minnesota

Getting your hands on a Minnesota medical marijuana card isn’t the easiest process. In fact, it is one of the most complicated in the country. However, we’re here to make it easy for you. Below, we’ve broken down the process into just five steps so, soon, you’ll be on your way to (hopefully) getting your own Minnesota MMJ card. Here’s how:

  1. Meet with your primary care physician for an evaluation
  2. Exchange emails and fill out the Patient Email and Acknowledgement Form
  3. Gather the required documents and apply through the Office of Medical Cannabis
  4. Fill out a patient self-evaluation report
  5. Go to a Cannabis Patient Center and meet with a pharmacist 
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How to Get a Minnesota Medical Marijuana Card

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Who Can Get a Medical Card in Minnesota?

To get a medical card in Minnesota, you must:

  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Be a resident of Minnesota
  • Have a well-established relationship with a certified physician 
  • Have at least one qualifying medical condition

Minors can be a part of Minnesota’s medical cannabis program, they just have to have a caregiver fill out the application on their behalf. 

What Are the Qualifying Conditions for Medical Cannabis in Minnesota?

The qualifying medical conditions in the Land of 10,000 lakes are:

  • Cancer associated with severe/chronic pain, nausea or severe vomiting, or cachexia or severe wasting
  • Glaucoma
  • Tourette Syndrome
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
  • Seizures, including those characteristics of epilepsy
  • Severe and persistent muscle spasms, including those characteristics of multiple sclerosis
  • Inflammatory bowel disease, including Crohn’s disease
  • Terminal illness, with a probable life expectancy of less than one year*
  • Intractable pain
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Autism
  • Obstructive sleep apnea
  • Alzheimer's disease
  • Chronic pain
  • Sickle cell disease (effective Aug. 2021)
  • Chronic motor or vocal tic disorder (effective Aug. 2021)

How-To Steps for Getting an MMJ Card in Minnesota

1: Meet With Your Primary Care Physician for an Evaluation

First, you need to ensure that your primary care physician is eligible to evaluate you for medical marijuana. If they are, then go ahead and schedule an appointment for a certification. 

2: Exchange Emails and Fill Out the Patient Email and Acknowledgement Form

When your doctor approves you for your medical cannabis, it is required to give your practitioner a private email address where you can safely receive cannabis-related information. Once you’ve done this, you will need to fill out a Patient Email and Acknowledgement Form and turn it into your physician. 

3: Gather the Required Documents and Apply Through the Office of Medical Cannabis

Before you actually apply, you will have to wait for an email from the Office of Medical Cannabis certifying you for your card. Along with this confirmation, they will send you a link for you to follow to get yourself registered into the system. 

You have 90 days to follow this link and get registered. To register, you must have a government-issued ID and a credit card to pay for the upcoming fees. Then, it’s time to submit your application!

4: Fill Out a Patient Evaluation Report

In your medical marijuana online account, you will find a patient evaluation report. You have to fill this out to help make the purchasing process easier. This is something you will do before every cannabis purchase you make in Minnesota.

5: Go to a Cannabis Patient Center and Meet With a Pharmacist

Eventually, you will receive an approval email and you can head to your local Cannabis Patient Center. Here, you can meet with a pharmacist who will help decide your perfect dosage and cannabis product. This is also when you will pay the fees for your card. Now, you’re finally able to purchase your medical cannabis in Minnesota!